All Railway Gazette International articles in August 2020

All articles published this month.

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    News

    Beograd – Niš route modernisation announced

    2020-08-10T08:00:00Z

    SERBIA: A €2bn project to modernise the 243·5 km Beograd – Niš line to allow 200 km/h operation is to begin in 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović announced on July 29. The Beograd – Niš line is ...

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    In depth

    Level Crossings: Getting the message across

    2020-08-10T06:00:00Z

    As part of a programme to improve level crossing safety using intelligent transport systems, SNCF has been investigating the influence of dashboard messages on driver behaviour.

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    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-08-10T05:00:00Z

    Kenya Railways is to build a 24·3 km metre gauge rail link between the Naivasha Inland Container Depot and Longonot station, to provide a connection between the 1 435 mm and 1 000 mm gauge networks. Rail Cargo Group has begun ...

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    Urban news

    Tatra-Yug wins second tram export order

    2020-08-10T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: Tatra-Yug has won a 170m lei contract to supply 17 low-floor trams to Craiova, beating bids from Polish company Pesa and Turkey’s Durmazlar and Bozankaya. This is the Ukrainian manufacturer’s second export order, following a 2017 contract to supply 15 high-floor trams to Alexandria in ...

  • imps
    Rail Business UK

    Lincoln’s IMPS secures Sri Lanka Railway order with UKEF working capital scheme

    2020-08-10T05:00:00Z

    UK: Lincoln-based diesel engine servicing and component specialist IMPS was assisted by UK Export Finance when it secured a £750 000 order to supply parts for the refurbishment of Rolls Royce engines used by Sri Lanka Railways. IMPS is an experienced exporter, selling 75% of its ...

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    News

    Alpenglow Rail and CC&L acquire USA Rail

    2020-08-09T05:00:00Z

    Source: USA Rail USA: Investors Alpenglow Rail and Connor, Clark Lunn Infrastructure have acquired USA Rail Terminals from Texas-based family investment companies High Roller Group and Jim Donnan Companies. USA Rail has two terminals in the Gulf Coast region which provide services ...

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    News

    SBB sells fire rescue trains to Norway

    2020-08-08T05:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Swiss Federal Railways has sold three LRZ96 fire-fighting and rescue trains to Norwegian infrastructure manager Bane NOR, which is developing a new emergency response concept. The locomotive-hauled trains were originally supplied to SBB by Josef Meyer, Cattaneo and Dräger Safety in 1996. Each comprises a ...

  • de Karlsruhe Bombardier Flexity tram-train delivery
    Urban news

    AVG Flexity tram-train delivered to Karlsruhe

    2020-08-07T14:40:00Z

    GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first two of 20 Flexity tram-trains which Karlsruhe area operator Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft ordered in December 2018. The €87m order was the second option that AVG had exercised within a framework agreement signed in 2009 covering the supply ...

  • Stadler has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA onboard voice and data radio equipment for 60 diesel shunting locomotives which national railway VR ordered last year.
    News

    Teltronic to supply TETRA radios for Finnish locomotives

    2020-08-07T10:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Stadler has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA onboard voice and data radio equipment for 60 diesel shunting locomotives which national railway VR ordered last year. The contract covers 60 RTP-300 EN50155/EN45545 compliant radio sets, RCC-3000 touchscreen control consoles and accessories for driver’s voice ...

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    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-08-07T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Urban news

    Freight tram-train to be tested in Karlsruhe

    2020-08-07T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials with a prototype freight tram or tram-train are to start in Karlsruhe and the surrounding area in 2022. The concept is being drawn up with a view to improving urban life by reducing road traffic and the emissions it generates. Known as ‘regioKArgo’, a ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Atkins appointed to reduce electrification costs

    2020-08-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail has appointed Atkins to develop new rules for the design of overhead electrification equipment, with the aim of reducing the need for expensive bridge reconstruction and track lowering works. Announcing the contract on August 5, the SNC-Lavalin group company said electrification ...

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  • pl Zachodniopomorskie Newag 36WEh electro-diesel
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    Polish region orders electro-diesel multiple-units

    2020-08-06T15:00:00Z

    POLAND: Newag has signed a 40m złoty contract to supply an initial two two-car Impuls 2 36WEh electro-diesel multiple-units to Zachodniopomorskie voivodship, with an 200m złoty option for a further 10 units. The first two are expected to be delivered this year for entry into passenger ...

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    News

    Cross River Rail TBMs arrive in Brisbane

    2020-08-06T11:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The two tunnel boring machines to excavate the cross-city rail tunnels under central Brisbane have arrived in Queensland, state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on August 4.

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    Hauts-de-France tenders regional services

    2020-08-06T06:00:00Z

    AFRANCE: Following a year of consultation over the competitive tendering of up to 10 groups of local rail services, the Hauts-de-France regional council formally invited expressions of interest on July 30 for three nine-year public service contracts to operate routes in Nord-Pas de Calais and Picardie.

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-08-06T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the UK rail industry

  • Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains.
    Urban news

    London Underground’s first Chinese wagons shipped

    2020-08-05T12:02:00Z

    UK: Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains. Announcing the shipment of the first batch last month, CRRC said this was the first time that a European metro ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons
    News

    Etihad Rail triples fleet with 842 wagon order

    2020-08-05T11:58:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons, which the national railway said would be tailor-made for local environmental conditions and meet Gulf Co-operation Council requirements including ‘state-of-the-art’ braking and safety systems. The order signed on August ...

  • CER Cargo CZ Loko EffiShunter 1000M
    News

    Export EffiShunter 1000M handed over

    2020-08-05T09:04:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko handed over the first of two EffiShunter 1000M four-axle diesel-electric locomotives ordered by Hungarian operator CER Cargo Holding at its Jihlava plant on July 28. This is the first export contract for the EffiShunter 1000M; it follows an order for 50 ...